Marley's Ghosts star John Hannah: 'I saw the ghost of my grandfather' (VIDEO)

With a star-studded cast including John Hannah, Jo Joyner, Nicholas Burns and Sarah Alexander, new three-part comedy Marley's Ghosts (opens in new tab) is bound to turn some heads when it debuts on GOLD this month, so we caught up with the stars to see what it was all about...

When Marley's husband and lover both die on the same day, their ghosts move into her house and she realises she has the rare gift of being able to talk to the dead. Unsurprisingly, they both have some questions for her!

The woman in question is played by Sarah Alexander (of Green Wing and Jonathan Creek fame) and it's not just her spouse and lover who come to stay after snuffing it. Her vicar (EastEnders star Jo Joyner) has also passed away and is hanging about!

Four Weddings and a Funeral star John Hannah plays Marley's husband Adam, while Nicholas Burns (The IT Crowd) plays her lover Michael and they told us they had great fun filming the show.

"I have actually seen a ghost in real life," John Hannah told "I was sitting with my dad and we both saw my grandfather at the same time. We were talking and we turned around and we saw him walk across the room and sit down. We turned to each other and said 'that was granddad!' and when we turned back he was gone ... it was Christmas though!" "]

Marley's Ghosts starts on Wednesday 30th September on GOLD.

Sean Marland
Feature writer for TV Times, What's On TV, TV & Satellite Week and

Sean has been writing about all things telly for over 10 years and in that time he's been lucky enough to interview stars like Ian McKellen, Tom Hardy and Kate Winslet. His favourite shows are The Great British Bake-Off, People Just Do Nothing and Succession and in his spare time he enjoys drinking tea, doing crosswords and watching football.